18 Celebrities Who Are Not on Social Media
You won't find Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, or Emma Stone on Twitter or Instagram.
With social media sites like Twitter and Instagram, fans get to keep up with their favorite stars at the touch of a follow button. You get easy access behind-the-scenes of celebrities' everyday life, whether it's an Instagram story from the latest red carpet event or just a tweet about their new favorite lunch spot. But despite social media being so ingrained in our society, some stars prefer not to give an inside look into their lives. Whether they gave it a shot then deleted their account, or they've been absent from the beginning, these are the celebrities who are not on social media.
Jennifer Lawrence has had her fair share of viral moments over the years, from her infamous trip on the stairs at the 2013 Oscars to her night out in NYC with Adele in 2019. So it would only make sense that this viral star would have a strong presence on social media.
But in 2014, Lawrence made it clear that wasn't the case, saying, "No, I'll never get a Twitter. If you ever see a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter that says it's me, it most certainly is not." In a 2018 InStyle interview, however, the actress seemingly revealed that she does have private social media accounts where she simply "watches" but doesn't post.
George Clooney may be beloved by fans worldwide, but that doesn't mean you'll find him posting selfies on Instagram or see any tweets from him on your timeline.
"I like to have a drink at night," Clooney explained to Variety in 2014. "I could easily say something stupid, and I also don't think you need to be that available. I don't see Matt [Damon] or Brad [Pitt] or myself wanting to get our thoughts out in a 140-character-thing at three in the morning."
Eddie Murphy is known for making his fans laugh, but he's not doing it through social media. When a seemingly "verified" account under his name posted a tweet about a possible Coming to America sequel in 2017, that was news to the actor himself—seeing as he doesn't have a Twitter account.
"I don't need to be on social media interacting with the fans, tweeting that I just ate strawberries," he said during a 2016 interview for The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast. "I'm checking y'all out while y'all are doing it, but nothing has made me go 'I wanna be on there with y'all, I just had strawberries too. I'm going to the store now. Look at this picture of this baby.' I'm not doing none of that."
While Scarlett Johansson's been all over the movie screens, from her role as Black Widow in the Marvel movies to her earlier work in Girl with a Pearl Earring, you won't find her all over social media. In 2016, she told Marie Claire, "All of it drives me crazy. I don't understand this need to 'share.' We almost exploit ourselves to feel seen." And, seeing as she's still yet to jump on the social media bandwagon, it's doubtful that her feelings have changed.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch isn't sure social media is quite his thing. "I can't get involved in social media because as they know, it'd be a disaster. I can't tweet to save my life," he told People in 2016. "I'd go over my character limits and never make any sense. It would just consume me and I find that whole thing ultimately very toxic. I'd much rather spend my energy doing what brought me to their attention in the first place, which is my work." However, a fan tweet did help him land his dream role, the lead in the Patrick Melrose series, so perhaps he'll find it in his heart to join social media one day.
You'll find Harry Potter everywhere, from book to screen to the stage, but one place you won't find him is on social media. Actor Daniel Radcliffe has stayed away from Twitter and Instagram, revealing in 2019 that it makes him "uncomfortable."
"I don't not like it, but I'd be [bad] at it. I would get into fights," Radcliffe told Busy Philipps on her show, Busy Tonight. "I don't have the mental fortitude for the internet. I worry that I wouldn't be rigorous enough to like actually do it myself, then it would become somebody else's responsibility, and then any kind of actual authenticity would seem lost for that. I've never quite been comfortable with it."
Social media is a hotspot for comedy, but comedian and writer Tina Fey isn't so ready to join the game. Tituss Burgess, who starred on Fey's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt series, once recalled asking her why she wasn't on Twitter, to which she replied: "Why would I give my jokes away for free?" And that's not the only reason. In 2015, she told Entertainment Tonight that there were simply "not enough hours in the day for it."
Don't expect to find Brad Pitt on social media any time soon. The actor told E! News in 2019 that it was "never gonna happen." But he followed that sentiment up by saying, "Well, I never say never. Life's pretty good without it. I don't see the point." So, while it's a future possibility, we wouldn't recommend keeping your hopes up.
While this royal newlywed did have her own social media accounts at one point, Meghan Markle is no longer operating any personal social media pages. Before marrying Prince Harry, she scrubbed her entire internet presence at the beginning of 2018. However, fans can still technically keep up with the Duchess of Sussex through her official joint Instagram account with Harry—although it's updated by employees and not the couple themselves.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
While many spent the first half of the '90s watching these twins grow up on Full House, you won't hear much from them these days, especially online. Both Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have strayed away from the media's watchful eye, and that includes not starting up any social media accounts.
"We don't dive into that world [of social media]; we don't have Instagram or Facebook," Ashley explained to Net-A-Porter in 2017. "So we've never been connected to our customers or our fans in that way. We've stayed quite sheltered." Instead, the twins have dived into the world of fashion, even launching their own couture fashion label The Row in 2006, as well as their lifestyle brand, Elizabeth and James, in 2007.
While you'll find husband John Krasinski posting beautiful photos of his wife online, you won't find Emily Blunt doing it herself.
"I'm like a dinosaur with that stuff. But it's also not really an organic sort of fit for me. I can barely remember to text people back," she told Vulture in 2015. "I also feel that my job is to persuade people that I'm somebody else, so if I reveal too much, then I'm doing my job a disservice, in a way."
Kristen Stewart may be making waves as one-third of Charlie's Angels in the new 2019 reboot, but that doesn't mean you'll find her promoting the movie on any personal social media accounts.
"I know I sound ridiculous and really obvious; everyone says this, and I sound like an older person, but we could be doing way cooler [stuff]. It's so time consuming," she said during a Q&A in 2016.
Just like his Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson has famously avoided making any personal social media pages, though he's no longer too worried about his fame or excess scrutiny.
"People don't really mess with me in the same way now that I'm older. When I was younger, the paparazzi would be crazy to me—I'd be leaving a place, and people would be screaming abuse—but I can't imagine it going back to that. Do people really care anymore? The gossip magazines have all kind of gone away, and everyone just puts their stuff on Instagram anyway," he told the New York Times in 2019. But why isn't Pattinson posting on Instagram with everyone else? "Well, I'm old and boring. And I only have abs, like, two weeks a year," he explained.
Once upon a time, you actually could follow Keira Knightley on Twitter—if you were quick about it, that is.
"I had a [Twitter] account for about five seconds. I watched it accumulate, like, 100 followers in 3 seconds and I got so freaked out that I turned it off straight away," she told The Observer in 2019. "And then Facebook. I was on for a day 10 years ago, and never posted anything on it, but it still emails me all the time as if I am a member or whatever."
Lisa Bonet is talked about all over the internet these days thanks to her starring role on Big Little Lies and her aspirational marriage with Jason Momoa, but she's not running to social media herself to gush about either. You can find Momoa online, but Bonet often discusses her media-free life and her attempt to implement that atmosphere with her children.
"Yeah, we are television-free here. I've never been on Facebook. It's just not on my radar," she told Essence in 2014. "I feel strongly about remaining as media-free as we can. I really want to cultivate my children's imaginations. I love that they can go off and play for hours making paper airplanes."
Mila Kunis may be a featured part of husband Ashton Kutcher's social media from time to time, but she's not looking to broadcast her own life on social media anytime soon.
"I was so late to that train. I remember at some point my roommate was like, 'You know, there's a thing called Facebook,' and I was like, 'What is this Facebook? Who's gonna poke each other? That's just weird," she told Cosmopolitan in 2018. "And then Ashton and I reconnected and started talking. He used to be incredibly forward-thinking with social media, when the intent was to connect to people. But it took an ugly turn and became all about who can be the loudest, who can be the angriest, and the most negative. Then it's just not a fun game to play."
Olivia Colman is currently dominating screens as Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix's The Crown, but you won't find her dominating social media feeds. For this actress, social media's negativity is too much to handle.
"I'm not on social media because I don't think I'm very thick skinned. People forget: they can put something into their phone about someone they've never met and it sends and they have no repercussions, no reason to think that they've hurt anyone," she once explained on actor David Tennant's podcast. "On occasion, I've read something I shouldn't have done and I'll stay awake, cry, and go into a depression. In the grand scheme of things, it probably [wasn't even] that mean, but I am not able to cope with it."
Emma Stone is beloved by many, but just like her bestie JLaw, that doesn't mean she is keen on opening up about her life on social media. "I think it wouldn't be a positive thing for me," she told Elle magazine in 2018. "If people can handle that sort of output and input in the social media sphere, power to them."